Sheriff's Office responsibilities

  • criminal investigations
  • county jail operations
  • weapon permits
  • civil process such as sheriff's sales, paper service and garnishments
  • warrants, court orders and courtroom security

Purpose Statement

As the only law enforcement office in the nation elected by the people and for the people to constitutionally serve as the supreme law enforcement authority of Winneshiek County, our purpose and mission is to ensure the safety of the public in a friendly, approachable and ethical manner, while always upholding and protecting the constitutional rights of our citizens. 

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Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office

16 hours 16 minutes ago

Case: SO17000168
Date: 9/22/2017
Time: 11:41 PM
Location: 355TH Street near Burr Oak
Total Property Damage: $5,000

Driver: Michael Zidlicky
Address: Decorah, Iowa
Age: 39
Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Truck

Accident Details: Zidlicky was westbound on 355th Street and lost control and veered into the south ditch causing the truck to rollover onto its top. The driver was transported by ambulance to Winneshiek Medical Center. This accident remains under investigation and charges are pending.

Case: SO17000167
Date: 9/21/2017
Time: 2:45 am
Location: Coon Creek Road
Total Property Damage: $3,000.00

Driver: Ian Tindall
Address: Decorah, Iowa
Age: 29
Vehicle: 2003 GMC Pickup

☒ Citation Issued
☒ Custody/Jail
☒ Injury: 2 Passengers

Accident Details: Mr. Tindall was driving on Coon Creek Road and rolled the GMC pickup he was driving. 2 passengers in the pickup were injured and transported by Winneshiek County Ambulance to the hospital. Mr. Tindall was charged with OWI-1st and transported to the Winneshiek County Jail along with Beth Matteson, a passenger, who was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear.

Case: WSO1702829
Date: 9/18/2017
Time: 11:03 PM
Incident/Charge: Violation of Probation Warrant
Location: Postville, Iowa

Person: William Colvin Jr
Address: Cresco, IA
Age: 30

Incident Details: William Colvin Jr was arrested and booked into the Winneshiek County Jail.

Case: WSO1702797
Date: 9/16/2017
Time: 11:48 AM
Incident/Charge: Driving while license under suspension
Location: Highway 52, East of Calmar, Iowa

Person: John Kottman
Address: Elgin, IA
Age: 40

Incident Details: John Kottman was arrested and booked into the Winneshiek County Jail.

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